Eric Decker - Broncos Game Ball of the Week

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos eludes the defense of Chris Crocker #42 of the Cincinnati Bengals and Nate Clements #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals for a 52 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bengals 24-22. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos 2nd year Wide Receiver Eric Decker, who caught two touchdown passes from Kyle Orton and atoned for a 1st half fumble, gets the Samsung Game Ball of the Week. Decker finished with five receptions for 113 yards in his first career start. Last week, Eric had a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown against theOakland Raiders.


The Broncos lost two more players to injury, Eddie Royal and Julius Thomas during the battle with theCincinnati Bengals. That brought the total of walking wounded to nine players, six of them starters, but Decker's game helped Denver defeat the Bengals for the ninth straight time in Denver, where Cincy hasn’t won since 1975.

Decker's first touchdown came at 10:57 of the 3rd Quarter on a 25-yard pass down the middle from Orton to give the Broncos a 17-3 lead.

Eric finished off the Broncos scoring with 13:30 in the 4th Quarter when Orton passed to the right. Decker turned around Bengals Defensive Backs Chris Crocker and Nate Clements, made the catch and took off 52-yards for the score. That made it 24-15 Denver and the Broncos Defense held on for their 1st win of the 2011 season.

A Mile High Salute for Eric Decker.

Go Broncos!
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